Easington Colliery Primary School, Durham

The Primary School in Easington Colliery near Durham opened in 1913 and could accommodate 1,296 children. It closed in the late 1990’s and has stood empty ever since.

Easington Colliery Primary School, Durham
 

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History of the abandoned Easington Colliery Primary School

Easington Colliery Primary School was built in 1911-13 to accommodate the growing number of children in the booming mining town. The school consisted of two identical buildings separated by two yards with a dividing wall. One building was for boys and the other for girls. The lower floor of each building was for infants and the top floor for seniors.

The school could accommodate 1,296 children. Built by architects J Morson of Durham in the Baroque style it cost £21,000 to build. The buildings served their purpose until their closure in the late 1990s. Since then the site was acquired by a development company who applied for planning permission to build 39 homes. English Heritage opposed the plan and achieved listed building status, resulting in the buildings standing empty and falling into decay ever since.

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Easington Colliery Primary School - Sunlight floods into a decaying classroom

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Sunlight floods into a decaying classroom

Easington Colliery Primary School - Through a classroom door

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Through a classroom door

Easington Colliery Primary School - Decaying Classroom

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Decaying Classroom

Easington Colliery Primary School - Light fills the classroom

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Light fills the classroom

Easington Colliery Primary School - Blackboards and chalk remain

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Blackboards and chalk remain

Easington Colliery Primary School - School-work on a desk

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Easington Colliery Primary School – School-work on a desk

Easington Colliery Primary School - Chalk and a dictionary

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Chalk and a dictionary

Easington Colliery Primary School - The teachers chair

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Easington Colliery Primary School – The teachers chair

Easington Colliery Primary School - A trolley in the hall

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Easington Colliery Primary School – A trolley in the hall

Easington Colliery Primary School - One of the sports/assembly halls

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Easington Colliery Primary School – One of the sports/assembly halls

Easington Colliery Primary School - Another view of one of the halls

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Another view of one of the halls

Easington Colliery Primary School - Decaying corridor

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Decaying corridor

Easington Colliery Primary School - Huge windows in corridor

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Huge windows in corridor

Easington Colliery Primary School - Chair in a corridor

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Chair in a corridor

Easington Colliery Primary School - Light shines on chair

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Light shines on chair

Easington Colliery Primary School - Box house

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Box house

Easington Colliery Primary School - "Let's Explore" Books on a desk

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Easington Colliery Primary School – “Let’s Explore” Books on a desk

Easington Colliery Primary School - Chairs in a classroom

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Chairs in a classroom

Easington Colliery Primary School - Another classroom

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Another classroom

Easington Colliery Primary School - Wide view of classroom

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Wide view of classroom

Easington Colliery Primary School - Classroom from the back

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Classroom from the back

Easington Colliery Primary School - Through classroom door

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Through classroom door

Easington Colliery Primary School - Classroom almost ready for the next lesson

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Classroom almost ready for the next lesson

Easington Colliery Primary School - Sinks in a bathroom

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Sinks in a bathroom

Easington Colliery Primary School - Old cloakroom area

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Old cloakroom area

Easington Colliery Primary School - Cloakroom with sink and drinking fountain

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Cloakroom with sink and drinking fountain

Easington Colliery Primary School - Looking into another classroom

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Looking into another classroom

Easington Colliery Primary School - Old papers and cricket ball

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Old papers and cricket ball

Easington Colliery Primary School - Tall rooms with high ceilings and big windows

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Tall rooms with high ceilings and big windows

Easington Colliery Primary School - Another tall classroom

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Another tall classroom

Easington Colliery Primary School - Decay at top of stairs

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Easington Colliery Primary School – Decay at top of stairs

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